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Solvay to Invest €155 Million to Build Epichlorohydrin Plant in China

12:04 AM MDT | June 11, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Solvay says its Vinythai (Bangkok) affiliate will invest €155 million ($196 million) to build the previously announced epichlorohydrin (ECH) plant at Taixing, China. The 100,000-m.t./year ECH plant at the Taixing Economic Development Park will be based on Solvay's bio-based Epicerol technology and it is expected to become operational in the second half of 2014. The plant will use as feedstock natural glycerin obtained as by-product from the production of biofuels. The Chinese ECH market is expected to grow at 8%/year and represent 35% of total world demand...

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